County of Adelaide

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South Australia
Adelaide County 1886.jpg
Map of Adelaide County in 1886 showing the hundreds
Established 2 June 1842[1]
Area 2,960 square kilometres (1,141 sq mi)[2]
Lands administrative divisions around Adelaide:
Gawler Light Eyre
Gulf St Vincent Adelaide Sturt
Hindmarsh Hindmarsh Hindmarsh
Footnotes Adjoining counties[3]

The County of Adelaide is one of the 49 counties of South Australia and contains the city of Adelaide.[2][4] It was proclaimed on 2 June 1842 by Governor Grey. It is bounded by the Gawler River and North Para River in the north, the Mount Lofty Ranges in the east, and Gulf St Vincent in the west. The south border runs from Aldinga Bay to Willunga South and Mount Magnificent.

The county held at least 60% of South Australia's population between 1855 and 1921; the figure rose to 70.6% in 1966.[5]


The county is divided into the following hundreds, from north west to south east:

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Jackson, J. Alex (2 June 1842). "untitled (division of province into counties)" (PDF). South Australian Government Gazette. Government of South Australia. 1842: 1. Retrieved 18 December 2016. 
  2. ^ a b "'Search for County of Adelaide, CNTY'". Property Location Browser. SA0000278. Retrieved 24 April 2017. Other details: Area 1141 square miles 
  3. ^ "Hundred Map Series Index Map" (PDF). Hundred Map Series. Department of Environment and Heritage, Government of South Australia. December 2008. Retrieved 16 November 2015. 
  4. ^ "Place Names SA, County of Adelaide". Government of South Australia. Archived from the original on 2007-09-30. 
  5. ^ "Population change". Atlas South Australia. Archived from the original on 2008-02-23.